South Shore International

International Baccalaureate

1955 E 75th St
Chicago, IL  60649

(773) 535-8351
While offering three programs--Selective Enrollment, IB and CTE--South Shore International pursues one vision: a rigorous academic environment with an international foundation, teaching students to embody world citizenship and leadership.

At South Shore International College Prep, we offer a personal high school experience with our small student body,energetic staff and highly engaged world community. We are committed to exposing each student to varied levels of Internationalism, from studying various cultures to international communications to world travel.

Our rigorous college preparatory curriculum includes an extended world language program, Honors and AP courses, whole school International Baccalaureate philosophy, and CTE programs in Medical and Health Careers.

We offer competitive sports teams, World Language Clubs, National Honor Society, Latin American Student Organization, African Students United, Theater Tech, Dance, Student Government, True Star, Model UN, Art Club, Technology Club and more.

Academic Enrichments, After School Matters, Beta Club, Mentoring, Homework/Tutoring Center, Youth Leadership.

Academic Performance
School LevelLevel 2+
This is the rating the school district gives to a school about how well they are performing. From highest performing to lowest performing, the possible levels are: Level 1+, Level 1, Level 2+, Level 2, and Level 3.
Freshman On Track95%
This is the percentage of the last 9th grade class that, based on their grades and attendance in 9th grade, is on track to graduate. Whether or not a student is on track during their freshman year is the biggest indicator of whether or not they will graduate from high school on time!
Average SAT Score929
The SAT is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions that students take during their 11th grade year. This piece of information averages together the scores of the last 11th grade class at a school. The CPS average is 951.
Graduation Rates95%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within five years. The average in CPS is 69.9%.
College Enrollment Rates82%
College Readiness34%
This is the percentage of students at a school that scored at least a 21 on the ACT, which demonstrates a higher level of readiness to take college level courses.
School Culture
Student Mobility3%
The percentage of students that transfer in or out of the school during the school year. A higher percentage means that there are more students coming and going. Though it doesn’t tell us why students are transferring in and out, we can imagine that it could feel a little unstable if this is a high percentage.
Student Attendance92%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
Teacher Attendance90%
This is the average daily attendance of teachers at the school – on average, what percent of all the teachers employed at the school are in attendance. As a student, it could be more challenging to make academic progress if you regularly have substitutes or don’t get to build a relationship with the teacher.
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities?Neutral
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Neutral
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Very Strong
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Very Weak
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Weak
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size23
This is the average number of students that is in each classroom. Use your current class as a reference point. Are you comfortable learning and contributing in a class this big? Would you prefer a class that has fewer students or more students?
Total Enrollment657
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Black 96.5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 2.6%
Pacific Islander 0%
White .2%
Two or More Races .76%
Black 95.8%
Hispanic 2.8%
Other 1.2%
White 0.0%
Asian 0.2%
Black 94.9%
Hispanic 3.3%
Other 1.2%
White 0.3%
Asian 0.2%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
NetworkNetwork 17
School TypeInternational Baccalaureate
ProgramsCTE - Selective IB Selective Enrollment
Application RequirementsStudents are selected based on an overall applicant score. Students are given points based on their NWEA MAP scores and their 7th grade GPA. Each school selects a minimum cutoff score for selections and applicants meeting or exceeding this score will receive an offer.

Attendance is required at an Information Session.
SelectionsMinimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP; AND minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP; AND minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.



IB High Schools application Download at cps.edu (click “Apply”)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily ScheduleSchool Hours: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
HS Freshman Hours: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
Learn Morehttp://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?schoolid=150162990250860
College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCareer DevelopmentCareer/Job TrainingCollege 80%College ToursEntrpreneurshipFuture International Leaders of ExcellenceMedical Club
SportsBaseballBasketballBasketball, BoysBowlingCheerleadingCross CountryFootballGolfGolf, BoysPoloPom-Pon / SpiritRunningSoccerSoccer, BoysSoftballSwimmingSwimming, BoysSwimming, GirlsTennisTennis, BoysTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysVolleyballWrestling
ArtsArt ClubChoir/ChorusDanceDrawingGlee ClubMixed MediaPoetry ClubPower of SoundTrue Star
Media(Not Available)
STEMIT (Cisco Networking)
Health and WellnessHealth and Well-Being WorkshopsHealth Curriculum Utilized
ScholasticAdvanced PlacementAmerican Sign Language 1AP United States HistoryChess TeamChineseChinese 1College Prep Math and ScienceEngineering ClubFine and Performing ArtsGermanHealth SciencesHomework HelpJROTC AcademyMedical and Health CareersScience ClubSpanish 1-2Spanish ITechnology ClubTutoringYearbook
Life and LeadershipJROTCModel UNPeace CirclesRestorative JusticeStudent Council/Government
Parents and CommunityAerobicsComputer/Technology WorkshopsFitness For ParentsParent Advisory/Group
OtherAP ClassesBusiness Entrepreneurship (Selective Enrollment students only)JROTC